This bohemian barrio has a few small museums, the best of which is Museo Pedro de Osma (San Pedro de Osma 423, tel. 01/467-0141, www.museopedrodeosma.org, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 2:30–6 p.m. Tues.–Sun., US$5), which holds an exquisite private collection of colonial art and furniture. The museum itself is one of Barranco’s oldest mansions and is worth a peek just for that reason.
Down the street is a small exhibit on electricity in Lima at the Museo de la Electricidad (San Pedro de Osma 105, tel. 01/477-6577, http://museoelectri.perucultural.org.pe, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5 p.m. Tues.–Sun., free).
© Ross Wehner and Renée del Gaudio from Moon Peru, 3rd Edition